It is safe to say that many of us are feeling the cold bite of winter this year! Why not stay in, grab a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and warm up as you work on these sustainable and eco-friendly DIY projects?
- Coiled Magazine Coasters
This idea is great if you have some old magazines lying around your house, and the end result makes for a colourful table accessory! You can make them small into coasters, or of different sizes to hang on your wall as eco-friendly art – the opportunities are endless!
- Old magazines
- Mod Podge or Rubber Cement with brush
- Paper clip
Find step-by-step instructions here: http://bit.ly/1Ryr14V
- Delicate Dreamcatcher
With very little crochet-skills needed, this is a fun idea to try your hand at! Hang it above your bed, or as a beautiful wall accessory. Tip: Make this project even more eco-friendly by replacing yarn with strips of cloth, for example from old t-shirts, and tying knots for texture.
- Embroidery hoop. *Eco-tip: use the ring from an old lampshade!
- Metal craft hoop. *Eco-tip: try a metal bangle instead.
- Embroidery floss or craft string
- Leather wrap
- Yarn or strips of cloth
- Beads, feathers, lace — any accessories you like
Find step-by-step instructions here: http://bit.ly/2H2o0NL
- Wine Cork Bulletin Board
If you’re anything like me and tend to hoard the corks from old wine bottles, why not repurpose them into an easy and practical bulletin board? You can glue the corks as they are for a rustic look, or paint their ends to give the board an artsy edge.
- Old wine corks
- Shadow box
- Super glue
- Craft paint (optional)
Find step-by-step instructions here: http://bit.ly/2nW78zz
- Tin Can Herb Garden
With this idea, not only will you be re-using old tin cans, but you’ll also have your own herbs growing right at home! You can decorate the outside of the cans to your liking using paint, newspaper, stamps… whatever you wish! Tip: you can also skip the herbs and simply decorate the can to use as a pen-holder, makeup brush stand, etc.
- Tin cans
- Hammer and nail for drilling holes
- Potting mix
- Water-based acrylic paint, ribbon, newspaper, stamps, or other accessories!
Find step-by-step instructions here: http://bit.ly/2BhRI0N
- DIY Coffee Candle
If you love the smell of coffee (like I do!), then make use of your old coffee grounds with this easy DIY coffee candle. As an eco-friendly touch, repurpose your old candles by scraping out wax remnants!
- 1 to 2 tbsps of used coffee grounds
- Small paper coffee cup
- Candle wick
- 1 cup candle wax remnants
Find step-by-step instructions here: http://bit.ly/2hx1R2c
If you want another eco-friendly project with coffee grounds, then see this popular Our Positive Planet article on DIY Coffee Scrub: http://www.ourpositiveplanet.com/diy-coffee-scrub/
Get crafty and enjoy! Do you have any other eco-friendly DIYs? Leave them in the comments!